Promises should never be broken because with a promise, trust is also broken. Promise is a commitment. It is often said never make a promise you don’t intend to keep. It takes away the power of words. By no means are promises mere words to blurt but carefully sewn meanings to a relationship. Promises kept or broken or ignored reveal a lot about a person and many people consider them to choose between people they want to be with forever and the ones they would leave.
Empty promises are bad and hurtful but the worst kind are promises not carried throughout and left stranded in the process. Because once you start to fulfill a promise, it ties the hope of the person whom the promise was meant for. And if they are not seen to the end they can be harmful. The people who have to suffer these broken or abandoned promises wouldn’t have the courage to trust anyone anymore. It will difficult to trust people again if it only means to be taken for granted, to be not cared about. A broken promises breaks a person. Say no or you will try to do something but don’t promise if you are not sure you could keep it.
Sometimes the promise made with a good intention is buried somewhere in the midst of chaos. It is not alright because memory is wretched thing. It will instead bury you under guilt if you remember it. If the person promise was made to remembers it, you will be seen with those hurtful eyes all your life. No matter how hard you may try to forget it, there will be moments when it will come back to haunt you. So keep this in mind that promises kept are people kept and relationships kept.
“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
― John Green,